Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival Free Recital Sunday! Wine, Appetizers and Beethoven Monday, Tuesday

Artistic Director Anne-Marie McDermott performs a free recital to open the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail, Colorado, Sunday, June 26th. This complimentary concert is presented free of charge as a gift from Anne-Marie to the community. The recital program includes works by Bach, Gottschalk, Chopin, Schumann and Grunfeld.

Then on the 27th & 28th discover Beethoven's brilliance with two exclusive pre-concert receptions with presentations by composer, author and puzzle-master Bruce Adolphe. Enjoy cocktails and passed appetizers from Vail Catering Concepts accompanied by a discussion with renowned composer Bruce Adolphe. Each evening includes a half hour presentation about Beethoven and his work followed by performances of Beethoven's Trios for Violin, Cello and Piano: Parts I and II.

BEETHOVEN: ARCHITECT OF HUMANITY

June 27 & 28

5:00 p.m. - Reception, Wine and Passed Appetizers

5:30 p.m. - Lecture

6:30 p.m. - Concert


Monday, June 27

VAIL MOUNTAIN SCHOOL

5:30 P.M. LECTURE

Adolphe will speak on The Notes and Bolts of Beethoven's Musical Architecture. Explore the nitty-gritty of Beethoven's approach to composition. How does the "architect of humanity" design a sonata form for a piano trio? Bring your Hammer (klavier) and take a lesson in classical composition in the style of Beethoven. This will also be featuring some piano puzzlers.

Tuesday, June 28

VAIL MOUNTAIN SCHOOL

5:30 P.M. LECTURE

The Beethoven festival continues with Adolphe speaking on Beethoven the Improviser. At social gatherings of the aristocracy, Beethoven was often called upon to improvise at the piano - whether he wanted to or not. What can we know about his improvisations? Can we hear the mind of the spontaneous keyboard improviser in the music of this most self-critical composer?

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